Books & Literature
Agartala book fair: Over 300 poets to recite on weekend

  A record number of over 300 poets will recite their poems at the Agartala Book Fair on Saturday and Suanday.

Celebrated Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma dead

Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) Celebrated Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma, who has 176 novels to his credit, died late on Friday in Meerut, his family members said on Saturday.

An Everest mystery, ideas for the future, and writing skills

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Wade through a journey from the dangerous heights of Mount Everest to the equally treacherous margins of Europe in the mid-20th century; read about ground-breaking new ideas; and navigate the maze of plot construction, narrative viewpoint, character development, dialogue creation and the like as a writer.

Taj Literature Festival postponed due to elections

The fourth Taj Literature Festival (TLF), scheduled to be held here in February, has been postponed due to upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Lifetime achievement award for publisher K.P.R. Nair

Veteran publisher K.P.R. Nair was on Saturday conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by a federation of Indian publishers for his contribution to the industry. Nair is the founder-proprietor of Konark Publishers.

Urdu poet, lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri dead

Renowned Urdu poet and lyricist Jaswant Rai Sharma, known to the world by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, died here on Sunday, a family friend said.

Lifting the veil over BJP's digital army

Title: I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP's Digital Army; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250

Poet Jacob Polley wins 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize

 British poet Jacob Polley has won the 2016 T.S. Eliot prize for his fourth collection, 'Jackself', a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria, media reports said.

The recipe for looking good? Eat well

Title: Gorgeous - Eat Well, Look Great; Author: Shvetha Jaishankar; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 175; Price: Rs 799

Bottling up feelings no solution to any problem (Book Review)

Title: The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon; Author: Manoj Jain; Publisher: Notion Press; Pages: 194; Price: Rs 250

Pakistan's existential crisis: Toxic legacies and structural weaknesses (Book Review)

Title: Pakistan - Courting the Abyss; Author: Tilak Devasher; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 472; Price: Rs 599

'Standing on an Apple Box': Family beyond reel life, sans controversy

Book: Standing on an Apple Box; Author: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 399

A quest for wisdom across the ages and around the world (Book Review)

Title: Wisdom - A World History; Author: Trevor Curnow; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 399

Vivekananda, travel adventures and contemporary India

Know and understand the bewildering, fascinating and complex Swami Vivekananda; flick through an interesting story of travel adventures; map the history of contemporary India through the eyes of the Amul girl; and read the tale of four sisters who live the life of relative freedom in the Karachi of the 1970s.

A man born of the soil returns to the soil (Book Review) A 'spirited' history of the British empire and its 'high' legacy Age-old fables, wise suggestions, exploring sexuality Lost in Terror: Voices of many women, penned by one Love lessons from the great philosophers Bad guys, teen woes, Karma ( Books This Weekend) Mumbai's glorious past pre-dates Portuguese-era: Expert Of loot, massacres and exploitation: The legacy of the Raj (Book Review) Book on black money launched in Delhi Love in different age Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors Books to read in upcoming year 'Walking with Nanak' conscious attempt to humanise the saint: Author Haroon Khalid The sad finale to Ramayana An ode to life at the turn of the previous century (Book Review) When the gurus speak, it is pure wisdom Dancing with Yasser Arafat and other escapades of a writer Explaining Trump's rise and other strange things Making a difference in our world - the third Clinton's ideas 'Gurkha invasion resulted in first British colony in Solan hills' (Book Review) A gallery of unique scenarios for solving serious problems (Book Review) 'Lack of consensus hampering holistic action on cyber security' (Book Review) The Sun Temple of Konark: Impassioned plea for a new structure The businessman who tried to run Russia, and his fate Javed Akhtar, Anupam Kher to attend literature fest in capital Mythology and other fiction The hunting of man: Weapons, tactics and practitioners Much love, suspense and messiness The life and times of women who influenced Tagore (Book Review) Of sisters and other women
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